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Buddy Walk® Commemorative Video

2013 Buddy Walk T-shirt Design

“What the Buddy Walk® Means to Me”
Video Submission Guidelines

To celebrate the 20th year of the Buddy Walk®, the National Down Syndrome Society is creating a compilation video and we need you! Everyone has a story of how the Buddy Walk® has touched your life and what it means to you. We want to hear - and share - your story. 

The  NDSS "What the Buddy Walk® Means to Me" video will be used to help promote the National Buddy Walk® Program on the local and national level.  We envision the video being used on the NDSS website and YouTube Channel, in local and national media outreach and on Buddy Walk® and affiliate and websites across the country and around the world.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Videos should be less than 2 minutes in length (we are looking for a few sentences that tell your story.) 
  • No fancy equipment is necessary. Feel free to use your cell phone or tablet to record your story!
  • Clear sound is crucial. Please try to shoot in a quiet environment.
  • Make sure light is on your face and not behind it (don't sit in front of a bright window.)
  • Buddy Walk® shirts are recommended, but not required, in the video.
  • Don't be afraid to show your enthusiasm for the Buddy Walk®!

How to Submit Your Video:


  • If your video has been included in the “What the Buddy Walk® Means to Me” video, you will be e-mailed the week of May 12th.
  • The video will be released in June 2014.


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